Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Cowboys Rookies Face Ultimate Playoff Test

January 11, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Playoff speed is warp speed, let's keep some perspective on Odell and the huge heart of Warrick Dunn.
1. Dak, Zeke and Playoff Speed
Around the NFL, there is great respect for Dallas rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. There is also an admiration for the Dallas front office that drafted them. 
But this is a different time of year, and those coaches and front-office executives who praised the Cowboys are waiting, almost like children on Christmas Eve, to see how the two rookies handle the playoffs.
"Lots of people are watching to see if they are finally overwhelmed," said one AFC senior team executive.
Finally is the key word. Little has fazed them so far, and I'm not sure anything on the football field will. They are among the smartest and most composed rookies this league has ever seen.
But if there is one thing that can slow a rookie, it's the speed and intensity of postseason play, say players and team executives.

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